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At least we didn't have a spider recall!

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by fletch aka, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Mar 3, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    fletch aka

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    Check this out, made me think of our favorite moderator.



    WASHINGTON — Mazda has some creepy crawly culprits in its new safety recall – spiders.

    After discovering spider webs in the vents, the Japanese automaker is recalling more than 50,000 Mazda6 cars from the 2009-2010 model years in the United States and an additional 15,000 vehicles in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

    The company said Thursday a spider could weave a web in a vent connected to the fuel tank system and clog up the tank's ventilation. Pressure on the fuel tank could lead to a crack, causing fuel leakage and the risk of a fire.

    Mazda said it was unaware of any fires, injuries or crashes in the vehicles.

    Mazda spokesman Jeremy Barnes said dealers had identified 20 cases in which spider webs were found in the vents. The webs were linked to yellow sac spiders, Barnes said, but it was unclear why they were crawling into the Mazda6 rather than other vehicles.

    Adding to the mystery, Barnes said the arachnoid attraction to the sporty cars – which the company has marketed with its "zoom-zoom" tagline – had no specific connection to a particular region of North America.

    "Perhaps yellow sac spiders like to go zoom-zoom?" Barnes quipped.

    The recall involves vehicles with V4 engines built from April 2008 to February 2010.

    Owners will be notified by mid-March and told to take their vehicles to dealers for inspection and repairs. Dealers will inspect and clean up the vent line and install a spring to prevent a spider from entering the vent line.
     
  2. Mar 3, 2011 at 4:15 PM
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    I know wtf?
     
  3. Mar 3, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    I missed that, is it really a V4, why??
     
  4. Mar 3, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    Chasing down where the spiders came from must be a logistics nightmare. At least they admitted they had an issue and are working to resolve it, regardless of how bizarre the recall actually is.
     
  5. Mar 3, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    x2 Some big shot was probably sitting in his office thinking WTF millions of dollars to fix a spider problem.
     
  6. Mar 3, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    WHAT.......THE....FUCK....!!!!! The reason they havent had any fires or anything, is because I wasnt driving one of those cars. If I got in one, and an 8 legged peice of crawling shit jumped out at me, I would BURN that fucking car down!

    Engine configuration has nothing to do with weather or not an SC can be fit.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    :devil:
     
  8. Mar 3, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    This ^^^^
     
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    same shit as everyone else
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    Maybe they stopped 'cause the spiders took over....??
     
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  13. Mar 3, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    Imagin if all the spider trax spacers ever got recalled
     
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    Just saw the story and came here to post... Should have known I wouldn't be first.
     
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    lol @ this recall...... caught this headline on the news this morn.
     
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    lol I was thinking that exact same thing as I was reading it.
     
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    lol yeah..i took more than my fair share of shop classes in high school :)
     
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    JUST for you buddy:

    A week ago one of my chick friends gave me a phone call saying that her windshield washer fluid wasn't shooting out. Knowing she wasn't of the highest IQ bracket I told her to look under the hood to see if there was any fluid left. After instructing her to open the hood and look (explaining over the phone how to open the hood was an adventure in itself) she told me all her washer fluid was frozen solid. I asked if she was using the winter washer fluid (we live in the -20C to - 40C temp range) and she had no idea such a thing even existed. THEN says to me this chunk of gold "They should teach you that shit in drivers ed or something, how was I supposed to know I needed special winter fluid in my car."
     
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    Ha! Found this thread when I did a Google search for spiders in Tacomas...I have yellow sac spiders in my 04 :eek: I'm arachniphobic also...so this is the stuff of my nightmares. I had one walking down the windshield when I was on the highway one night...I'm lucky I didn't freak out and drive into the wall next to the highway! I managed to squish it with a napkin...only to see web across my dash a few days later...I think there's more than one...GAH!!!!!!!!!! :frusty: And this is after I traded in my Mazda 3 that had them also...I thought I was rid of them...
     
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